Are Newcastle After Spanish International Striker?


There is a report on Spanish site Futbol today, that suggests Newcastle may be interested in Sevilla’s 27 year-old Spanish International striker Alvaro Negredo.

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Alvero Negredo – Sevilla’s 27 year-old Spanish striker

This is a translation of what Futbol had to say about the Sevilla striker today:

“The Sevilla President Jose Maria del Nido has traveled Thursday to London via Madrid, and would like to negotiate the sale of Alvaro Negredo. However, official sources say Sevilla’s travel is by private means and several English clubs have been interested in the Vallecano striker in recent weeks and Del Nido himself undertook to reveal a few days ago an offer of €14M (about £11.5M), without specifying which club.”

“Newcastle, who just sold Demba Ba, and Arsenal are two top clubs in need of a striker with Negredo’s credentials, and also have the money to buy him. However, Tottenham could also be in the bidding,  but Sevilla point out that no player negotiates the sale.”

“Yesterday, the 27 year-old striker was interviewed by UEFA, and he said he would not mind playing in England, and that “the cycles are finished.” Sevilla FC must sell soon to the tune of  some €16M to balance their books for the season.”

The Madrid-born 6’1″ striker was at Real Madrid from 2005 through 2007, and Negredo joined Sevilla from Almeria in 2009, and since then he has appeared 156 times for the Spanish club with 65 goals, and he has been capped 12 times for the full Spanish side with six goals.

Negredo was included by manager Vicente del Bosque in the Spanish squad for last summer’s UEFA Euro 2012 Championships, which Spain won, and the striker played twice as a substitute against Poland and Ukraine, and also had one start against Portugal in the semifinals.

He’s obviously a very decent striker, but it’s hard to know if Newcastle are interested in this player.

What do you think?

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133 comments so far

  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Beattie –

    We had no option, given his clause.

    Regardless whether the player was good or not the clause did nothing. Think about it, had he been crap then no one would pay £1m nevermind £7m but with what has happened he was worth more. The clause did nothing to protect Newcastle.

    The non excusable thing though is not bringing in a new guy, we all knew it was coming, just a matter of if not now, the summer.

    We need a centre back ASAP! Nothing more would suffice, if we get Sissoko ontop I would be happy.

    James Tomkins too me does not look capable of being a better player than STaylor or Colo. I would be hoping for a player who can limit STaylors games, therefore making him a worthy addition to the squad, not the stands.

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  • hadthetshirt

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonder if we send a contingent to Sevilla for another jolly up to see this guy.Because they aren’t doing any work that’s for sure.

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  • bambams

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #3

    twenty seven years old….

    I dont think we have any idea who we are looking at to be honest.

    Come on toon, get some good players in to help !

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  • Jonny

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Wonder if he will be happy playing left mid? somehow i dont think so.

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  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Would take this guy like! Dont think it will be us, BUT if he came it would be almost certain Cisse would play wide.

    Doesnt provide balance to the squad!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #6

    I looked this up on tinterweb earlier. From what I can tell, Marcelino (yep, that one) said a day or two ago that he thought negredo would do well in england. Chelsea supposedly had bid for him at 14M, and allegedly so did we, but I think that’s loblocks. Chelsea then took Ba. So apparently 1+1+1=teapot. (Marcelinho’s toon connection+alleged bids from us and chelsea + ba to chelsea = negredo to toon)

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #7

    In Beatrice’s defense…if Ba left, which the club knew was a very likely scenario, then surely they should have a list of players lined up and maybe even made some inquiries – we are now hearing PEA is going nowhere (shouldn’t they have known that by now)!

    And now that he is gone, a new striker should be through the door within days (not weeks which is more likely now)

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  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    Bambams –

    This guy is a goal machine, has the same ratio as Ba pretty much, in the spanish league for a mid table team!

    27 year old is a decent age for a striker! Would you turn down Van Persie who is 29? You logic is laughable!

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  • numba9

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    not keen on spanish strikers for our league, rather get a proven like bent and another , we defo need 2 and 2 centre backs, seem lambsarse is not pulling up trees to do deals . it will be a case of last minute excuses ln the little hitches, DONT EXPECT ANY SIGNINGS BIG STRUGGLE AHEAD

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Pawl

    what do you make of the Ba situation.

    I see it as Ba being annoyed last year he wasn’t central as his goals dried up and he didn’t get the big money move to a big club he wanted (chelsea for money and trophies).

    He then demanded to play central, to the detriment of the team, lacked the balance, some reports say it annoyed players.

    Why did pardew give in and play him central….he did as Ba asked and he left anyway. If he played left side of the team we have a better balance, a better chance of points and less chance Ba will leave as nobody will pay him what he wants.

    Hypothetical I know but thats my take….what do you make of it all?

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #11

    @Bambams

    Matheiu Debuchy is 27, turning 28 this year.

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #12

    @pawl – the release clause, I don’t think it was meant specifically to protect Newcastle. What it did do was allow Newcastle to negotiate lower wages, which in turn protected Newcastle if the player was injured. Ie. Ba your knee is a problem, we want to pay you less. Ok Newcastle, I will accept lower wages on the condition you give me a release clause.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Bent is a terrible terrible player…wouldn’t have him in our reserves.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    Spaniards + Toon don’t go. Xisco, marcelino. Owen (real madrid) cant think of , but dosen’t usually work out well.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #15

    williamson sucks

    owen would have been brilliant if it was for those 2 terrible injuries he got

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  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope Villa goes down, then we can swap Benteke for Shola 🙂 Normally they facy Toon players (Nobby, Milner, Given etc.)

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  • geordie@bergen_norway

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Hope Villa goes down, then we can swap Benteke for Shola 🙂 They normally fancy Toon players (Nobby, Milner, Given etc.)

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    His heart wasn’t with the toon. I think he fakes injuries. He was gutted when liverpool didn’t want him.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Transfer sage, don’t forget Luque. Only one that was remotely worthwhile was Enrique.

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  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    I think Ba out wide was a joke. I think Cisse out wide is a joke.

    You either accomodate the centre with both or 1 and eithe rotate or only change them when the other lacks goals.

    Ba playing wide was sensible this year, I mean I understand he got what he wanted. But lets be real, if Cisse scored 13 goals at this point would he be here now?

    No one knows, had Cisse and Ba been in the AFCN would they both be returning to NUFC. Who knows?

    We can only speculate that for certain Ba was scoring goals, had he not been then we would be in the relegation zone, nevermind battle.

    I just think Cisse out wide and Ba out wide is a waste. But thee argument about lone striker the holy 4-2-3-1 if Ba was scoring Cisse would arguably be on the bench.

    What has happened has happened I dont blame Ba, I blame the board for giving him a clause that did not benefit us in the slightest, especially at the amount it was.

    Then to not give him a new contract sooner, to me suggests we gambled. A gamble that did not pay off.

    I feel if Ba was given a more central role last year instead of playing wide he would have signed a new contract in the summer.

    The evidence both players lack goals on the wing is plain to see. Yet playing centrally both manage to rack goals up. I have faith Cisse will score played central, but I would have liked more faith in Ba and Cisse playing central and adjusting everything behind them to accommodate it. We had 2 strikers who can score 10+ goals a season is invaluable in the game right now, instead we asked one of them to defend!

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Enrique was great. 1 put of 4, 5 if owen is included.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #22

    williamson sucks

    I think he knew he has lost his pace which was his main style of play after the england injury.

    when he first signed he had 7 goals in 10 games and looked great…he canme back from 2 injuries lasting well over a year and was in a poor team in a relegation battle

    should have got stuck in but can see why he didn’t, lost his pace, came back to a bad team when he started in a good one and was totally demoralised

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    i think were after tomkins cos hes english..we need english players for europe.. englihs players are all overpriced..overrated..& strikers & creative midfielders cost a fortune…so defence is the only place to get a decent english players for a “normal” fee..

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #24

    On PEA going nowhere I think it is jockeying on their side-because right now we are in the driving seat of negotiations for PEA. He’s the stalking horse to remy. As long as remy deal is in the pipeline, we don’t rely on Pea as our only option. The quote from the French side is probably a ploy to increased the price. Note at the end he says nothing is 100% certain- classic jockeying/negotiation tactics if you ask me. Contrary to most opinion, I think if we keep cards close to our chest and only show our hand later on in the window it is better. If we make an early bid, it gives other clubs time to come in, analyze it and out bid us. It also gives the selling club leverage on negotiating the price higher if they have received a solid bid. Think Ba situation was early because the drawing power of Chelsea helps them get the deal over the line. Just my thoughts tho…

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Ts, pace was gone but got the feeling he never wanted to be here.

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  • robin

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Pardew says Santone not for sale so he’s gone then!

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  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    We bought Colocinni and Jonas from Spain.

    The argument would be – the players who are Spanish who we bought from Spain don’t work – Enrique being the exception.

    Ok thats like saying we never had a decent x until someone popped along.

    It would also be like saying Fabregas being Spanish, and plays in Spain would not work at Newcastle, or Iniesta.

    Its a moot argument. The guy we are looking at here is a much better player than Luque and Xisco. Proven and lethal not some reserve player.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #28

    pawl

    I think if Ba had continued his central role last year and gotten goals…always has for us when central then he would have got a better offer in the summer and gone.

    In form he will get a lot of money as chelsea gave him, he wouldnt get that here and when in form he has options.

    I think it worked with Ba left, it took away his goals, but he was effective out there where as cisss is nothing on the wing…and least Ba is better than him out wide (not great though).

    I think the whole thing was badly managed

    I’m sure the club gave him a release clause as he was going to be a stop gap til we got cisse in Jan. He played really well and then we regreted the clause. At the time i’m sure the club thought nobody would pay that and he would be a useful squad player upon the arrival of cisse.

    We underestimated how good he would be for us and have paid the price.

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  • pawl250

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Nothing wrong with the quality of Michael Owen, anyone could see that. Even without pace he contributes goals, his movement, anticipation is first class.

    He was an outright striker when he first came, got played in a number 10 role behind someone else towards the end. It worked as he had the quality to spread the play, but we lacked the goals to stay up.

    Injuries stopped him becoming what we needed him to be. The replacement of Alan Shearer and his goals.

    I think he may have lost interest towards the end also, but would he want to be associated with relegation, I would guess not.

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #30

    nobin is back everyone

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  • Joe1987

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Pawl, perfect window for us would be, Debuchy, Mbiwa, Douglas, sissoko and remy. All actually possible and would come in at roughly £25m. That’s not a lot of money to transform a team when we need it most.

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Yeah suppose it’s a bit shallow thinking like that. Fabregas, torres, arteta, enrique have all proven worth. Any others?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #33

    pawl

    especially soembody like owen….when he knows if we go down he will get an offer elsewhere and was out of contract

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  • ?Miguel?

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Colo will leave in the summer defo

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  • nufcjohn

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    anyone think we should put a cheeky bid in for aston villas benteke

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Also the other difference with us buying a striker and the Ba deal is that our bid is not capped at an upper limit. Chelseas bid was capped at 7m. And therefore for them to bid early in the window makes sense. For us, unless we are 100% confident the bid will be accepted, it does not.

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  • croftus5678

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #37

    i think ba did not want us to play long ball and was nothing to do with wanting a big money move although with our position and the money they offered him his family ect would have been saying he would be mad to pass on that oportunity.
    in his interview at chelsea he said he did not like the way we was playing towards the end (as all of us was saying)

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #38

    yes..situation was badly managed..pardew wanted to persuade ba to stay by playing cisse on the wing.. now we lost ba (luckily at the start of the transfer window..not like with carroll) and also probably destroyed cisses morale & his touch in the process.. it was probably good that cabaye got injured…least pardew didnt screwed him up as well with his world class hoof ball tactics.. when cabaye fully recovers we need him to ignore pardew & starts playing like he knows..

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  • Williamsonsuks

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Maybe I am stubborn, cant find a compliment for owen. Seemed like a mercenary to me.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #40

    Sorry realised I directed my last comment to the wrong person. Fkn confusing phone. But yes, enrique is the only one who worked out for us, but other clubs have done better with spaniards.

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